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Etienne Charles Carnival: The Sound of a People
February 8, 2019
During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Etienne’s Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage. ... read more »
The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
January 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more »
Rideshare Driver Charged with Kidnapping Passengers
November 2, 2018
An Uber driver was charged today with kidnapping four passengers on Halloween and leading Santa Monica police in a pursuit, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
4th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast Oct. 25 Hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills 
October 12, 2018
The Economic Forecast will provide a comprehensive report on the current state of the South Bay and summarizes California and the nation, as well as the outlook for 2019. ... read more »
Everytable Opens Its Sixth Store in Compton
October 4, 2018
The Compton store, the largest Everytable store to date, gave away 500 meals last Wednesday. ... read more »
SMC Volunteers Join in Coastal Cleanup Day at “Inkwell”
September 18, 2018
Santa Monica College (SMC) volunteers from the college’s Black Collegians, Adelante Club, President’s Ambassadors, and other programs partnered with the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Historians, local schools, and community members on Saturday, Sept. 15 to help clean up Santa Monica College’s adopted section of beach, known as the “Inkwell." ... read more »
Sandra Booker Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan
September 13, 2018
Forever Sassy is the second evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists. The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   The program benefits Jazz Musicians Against Cancer. ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
September 13, 2018
 The Broad Stage presents True Blues– Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
August 30, 2018
The Broad Stage presents True Blues – Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 
2018-19 “Campus to Concert Hall”
All Access Season Pass,
One of The Best Bargains in The City,
Offers Students Thirty Concerts and Events for Just $30
August 27, 2018
As an added bonus, the All Access Pass includes access to performance after-parties to mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $8 each for college friends (valid college ID required). This popular student pass, offered for the eighth year, has served to build appreciation for classical music among younger audiences. ... read more »
Everytable Hosts a Community Block Party to Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Their South Los Angeles Location
August 7, 2018
Everytable invites their neighbors, families and community partners to attend this fun-filled event on August 11. ... read more »
TLC’s Trading Spaces Now Casting In Los Angeles!
July 30, 2018
The second season (10th season overall) of TLC’s hit show TRADING SPACES is now casting in Los Angeles! We’re looking for sets of homeowners in the LA area who are ready to redesign and decorate one room in each other’s houses. ... read more »
Trial Lawyer Justin Sanders Talks Winning $1.1 Million Police Brutality Case Against Santa Monica Police Department
September 22, 2016
Trial lawyer Justin H. Sanders won a police brutality case in federal court on behalf of Justin Palmer, 36, a resident of Santa Monica, arrested by the Santa Monica police on April 21, 2015. ... read more »
Urban Youth Learn Surfing for Gabaldon Day
July 23, 2016
Several organizations united to celebrate the legacy of Nick Gabaldon during the first weekend of June at Bay Street Beach in Santa Monica. Gabaldon was the first known surfer of color, being of both African-American and Latino heritage. ... read more / watch video »
Gabaldon Day Gives Surf Lessons to Urban Youth
June 15, 2016
To commemorate the legacy of Gabaldon, children from South Los Angeles-based organizations are invited to take surfing and boogie boarding lessons. ... read more »
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